February 26, 2014

Happy Wed. +1 here and kind of hazy cloudy. There was a pink sunrise. Not too much to report here. We watched all four Ed Sullivan variety show programs from 1964-65 that featured the new singing phenoms The Beatles. These appearances were credited with gaining the group a huge US audience. The first three appearances […]

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February 13, 2014

Happy Thurs. Partly overcast here and -18. We finished watching a series of 36 lectures on the human brain. The 30-minute lectures, produced by The Teaching Company, are by Prof. Jeannette Norden of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. The course assumes no prior knowledge about the brain. The first two-thirds of the lectures cover the […]

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February 10, 2014

Interesting very old word today. Word of the Day maw \maw\, noun: 1. the symbolic or theoretical center of a voracious hunger or appetite of any kind: the ravenous maw of Death. 2. the mouth, throat, or gullet of an animal, especially a carnivorous mammal. 3. a cavernous opening that resembles the open jaws of […]

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February 10, 2014

Happy Monday. Clear and -33 here. I read a good book on the periodic table called “The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements,” by science writer Sam Kean. It’s a very readable history of the periodic table of elements […]

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February 4, 2014

Good Tues. Nice clear day here but cool at -9. I watched the Superbowl, my first football game of the year. I withheld comment yesterday to give Bronco’s fans a break, but although I used to root for the Broncos when John Elway was QB, I was inclined to throw my psychic support to the […]

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